[rumori] Re: Sound Quality was re: Napster-Proof CDs

From: The Sleepwalker (mikeATfree-music.com)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 14:51:28 PST

Not even close for higher frequencies(above maybe 6KHz).

> which should be at least as good as CDDA. BTW, what exactly is the data
>rate for CDs? 44.1kbits/second doesn't sound right to me :^( Can anyone
>help here? I'm starting to talk out of my ass.)

44,100 samples/second * 16 bits per sample = 705600 bits per second (705.6

Still, you can't compare this data rate to that of mp3s. mp3s will always
lose temporal resolution. Each frame represents 1/30th of a second
regardless of bit rate. A 947364437843874637843 Kbps mp3 still can't have
the same temporal information that a wav file has. The 2 formats treat the
information completely differently. This is also contributes to why you
see a lot of improvement between say 96 and 164 Kbps, but hardly any from
maybe 192 to 320 kbps.


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